Member Spotlight

Issue December 2004

David Abromowitz, a Goulston & Storrs' partner nationally known for expertise in affordable housing and community development, was honored by the National Economic Development and Law Center of Oakland, Calif.

Abromowitz, a former chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, has handled transactions as diverse as the sale of the John Hancock Tower complex, master planned development of The Pinehills 3,000-acre community in Plymouth and redevelopment of the 600-unit Mission Main public housing community on Mission Hill, during his 20 years at Goulston & Storrs.

Abromowitz, who is also a board member of YouthBuild USA, the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association and The Equity Trust, among other organizations, is active in the field of community economic development and affordable housing and serves on the Goulston & Storrs Executive Committee.


Sheryl M. Bourbeau has become associated with the firm Gallagher & Cavanaugh, LLP. She will focus her practice on tort and business litigation and employment matters.

Prior to joining Gallagher & Cavanaugh, Bourbeau worked as a solo practitioner in Danvers and as an associate at Sarrouf, Tarricone & Fleming in Boston, where she practiced tort, business and employment litigation.

A member of the MBA's Civil Litigation Section Council, Bourbeau also serves as a section editor of Section Review. She also is a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Essex County Bar Association and the Greater Lowell Bar Association.


Thomas D. Burns, founding partner of Burns & Levinson, LLP, gave the invocation at the American College of Trial Lawyers' 2004 Annual Meeting held in St. Louis, Mo., from Oct. 21-24. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Burns serves as the organization's Massachusetts state chairman and on its National Board of Regents and as treasurer. Gov. Francis W. Sargent appointed Burns to the Judicial Counsel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and twice offered him a seat on the Superior Court. Gov. Edward J. King appointed him vice chairman of the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission. He also has served as special counsel to the Boston City Council.


Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini recently appointed Elise B. Hoffman of Cleversey & Massa, PC, in Haverhill to the Washington Street Historical Commission and the Haverhill Zoning By-Law Advisory Committee.

Hoffman, who is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, was recently accepted